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2014
Nov
29
 
 
From 2004, this vintage episode features Ben Affleck as host, and N.E.R.D. as the musical guest. The draw, for watching this a decade later, is to catch two of today’s late-night talk hosts in their sketch-comedy roles: Jimmy Fallon trading Boston accents with Affleck, and Seth Meyers as a businessman in Bangkok dealing with an unwanted item in his hotel room: a dead hooker.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
29
 
 
Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman from Horrible Bosses 2 are here for this new installment of Norton’s freewheeling talk show – as is Dame Judi Dench, whose previous appearances here have been thoroughly delightful.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
29
 
 
On this day in 1980, ABC debuted its adaptation of the Academy Award-winning coming-of-age film, Breaking Away...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
28
 
 
On this day in 1982, NBC presented a made-for-TV version of Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning true-life novel, The Executioner's Song...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
28
 
 
This is the last Friday in November, and thus the final installment of TCM’s “Road Movies” Friday TV tour. And tonight, the network shows three of the very best road movies, all in a row. Start at 8 p.m. ET with 1945’s Road to Utopia, which sends Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour north to Alaska, and presents all the music, comedy, and fourth-wall-shattering nonsense that made these films so popular, and so quietly subversive. This showing also serves as a primer o
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
28
 
 
This musical special is the final edition of this year’s PBS Arts Fall Festival, and features series host Kristen Chenoweth in the spotlight, in her home town of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, featuring local singers and musicians who back her as she runs through the songs on her latest album.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
28
 
 
Another superb road movie presented tonight by TCM. This one, from 1942, is Preston Sturges’ marvelous examination of Hollywood, from the point of view of a director of light comedy films who yearns to do something darker – and embarks on a mission to travel with the “common people,” riding the rails and hitting the road to learn, and then reflect, the anxieties of the everyday man. Joel McCrae stars as the director, Veronica Lake co-stars as his eventual traveling compan
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
28
 
 
This edition of Dave Grohl’s transcontinental trip down musical memory lane takes him to home turf: Seattle, where he looks back on the birth and tragic end of Nirvana, and the emotional formation of the Foo Fighters, who, with Grohl, write a song about their return visit to the city, and the recording studio where the Foo Fighters were formed. But older parts of music history are covered as well, including visits with Nancy Wilson of Heart and Larry Parypa of the Sonics.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
28
 
 
The first movie to sweep all the major Oscars, this 1934 Frank Capra stars Claudette Colbert as a runaway heiress, Clark Cable as the reporter on her trail (and in her bed, though with a divider in between them). All three won Oscars, along with screenwriter Robert Riskin and the film itself.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
27
 
 
A TV tradition, and a good one – as background visual wallpaper for the holiday, if nothing else. Happy Thanksgiving!